SaaS LPR Startup OpenALPR Examined

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Mar 22, 2016

A startup, OpenALPR has developed a freemium / open source LPR offering.

This report examines OpenALPR, based on an interview with their founder, examining tech details, 3rd party integration and contrast to Genetec cloud LPR.

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